alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Fin-Nor OFS55 ANTI - REVERSE problem
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
October 16, 2019, 11:56:50 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Fin-Nor OFS55 ANTI - REVERSE problem  (Read 2384 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
SeaDawg
Grouper Hunter
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 16



« on: August 29, 2017, 03:50:56 PM »

I can't seem to get the ANTI - REVERSE on this OFS55 to work. I have cleaned it several times and removed the spring in an attempt to tighten it up. Am I missing something obvious or not so obvious? Any help will be greatly appreciated!

* Fin_Nor_Offshore_OFS55.pdf (254.72 KB - downloaded 147 times.)
Logged

God created the fishing pole to keep the truly gifted from ruling the world...........


DISCLAIMER: All information posted by me anywhere on the internet is purely for entertainment purposes. Information in my postings cannot be relied upon as, nor considered, factual. Thank you.
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17740



« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 06:51:01 PM »

pull the spool and the rotor and you should be able to see the anti-reverse pawl in action.  i'm sure you've done that already.  maybe a short cell phone video of the pawl in action might help us.  i'm not familiar with the reel at all.  hopefully someone here will be.   Undecided
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
SeaDawg
Grouper Hunter
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 16



« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 03:06:03 AM »

Well, don't I feel stupid............I bought this reel used from a guy who said the anti-reverse didn't work, and I am not familiar with these reels at all either. So I put it aside for awhile and worked on others, picking it back up every now and then looking at it trying to figure out what the problem was. A clear schematic was not to be had Smiley So after weeks/months of this, I finally saw the problem. Apparently the gentleman I purchased this reel from had disassembled it at some point and had reassembled it wrong. He had the anti-reverse pawl on backwards. I simply turned it around and the anti-reverse magically worked perfectly! Imagine that!!!  Huh? I think I will keep this reel, I mean a $25 dollar Fin-Nor 5500 Offshore is a deal, right?
Logged

God created the fishing pole to keep the truly gifted from ruling the world...........


DISCLAIMER: All information posted by me anywhere on the internet is purely for entertainment purposes. Information in my postings cannot be relied upon as, nor considered, factual. Thank you.
handi2
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 3411


OCD Reel Service and Repair


« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 04:34:38 AM »

That’s a a great deal  Wink
Logged

OCD Reel Service & Repair
Gulf Breeze, FL
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17740



« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 07:50:23 AM »

6 months is not so bad.......   Grin
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
ez2cdave
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1241



« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 12:57:20 PM »

I think I will keep this reel, I mean a $25 dollar Fin-Nor 5500 Offshore is a deal, right?

And a $16.00 Fin-Nor 5500 Offshore, for me, off eBay  !

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fin-Nor-OFFSHORE-5500-Spinning-FISHING-Reel-FOR-PARTS-OR-REPAIR-/274002963549?nma=true&si=MV%252BtBcUefSVcnD9Zd01t3RTjoTg%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Seller Description : ( Initially, from the description and pics,I thought it might have a frozen bearing or two, since it is missing the Side Cap )

QUOTE :

"Fin-Nor OFFSHORE 5500  Spinning  FISHING Reel  FOR PARTS OR REPAIR  .  REEL HAS SCUFFS, SCRATCHES,  AND A MISSING PART  for being preowned, SHOWN IN MY LAST PICTURE. The reel doesn’t spin or crank,maybe because of the missing part."

END QUOTE :

So, TODAY, the reel arrives and TURNS FREELY, but the handle turns forward and backward, without engaging the gears . . . SURPRISE, the only thing wrong with it was that the Handle was not screwed all the way in . . . Once I did that, all functions normally, but I am going to do a complete strip-down, cleaning, lubing, new drag washers, and all 3 bearings ( I think it only has 3 ), as a precaution.

I am fully expecting other issues, when I open up the reel . . .

I will take this reel for $16.00 ( + $ 9.99 shipping ), ALL DAY LONG !

Tight Lines !

Dave F.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 03:03:46 PM by ez2cdave » Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.209 seconds with 18 queries.